The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations Are In: See the Nominees

by | PopCrush
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It’s that time again: A time for twerking. A time for same-sex three way tonguin’. A time for matrimonial blasphemy.

Yes, the MTV Video Music Awards are back for another round next month (August 30 at 9 PM ET), and with tongue-happy Miss Miley Cyrus taking over as the host of the evening’s festivities, you can be assured that the night is likely going to be as weird, shocking and offensive as hoped. Maybe even some nipple action! Yeehaw, y’all!

Nick Jonas is also set to perform at the awards show, playing his new single “Levels” live for the first time. You can check out his official video announcement via Twitter.

This morning, MTV announced the nominees for this year’s VMAs ceremony on Apple Music’s 24-hour radio station Beats 1. Now, fans are invited to vote for their faves on the official MTV VMAs website, beginning at 11 AM ET.

Wondering who might take home a Moonman this time around? Check out the full list of nominees below, and let us know who you’re hoping to see take home an award (or, in the case of Beyoncé, five) next month.

Video Of The Year
Beyonce, “7/11″
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Best Collaboration
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Ariana Grande featuring The Weeknd, “Love Me Harder”
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang”

Video With A Social Message
Jennifer Hudson, “I Still Love You”
Colbie Caillat, “Try”
Big Sean featuring Kanye West and John Legend, “One Man Can Change The World”
Rihanna, “American Oxygen”
Wale, “The White Shoes”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Big Sean featuring E-40, “IDFWU”

Best Pop Video
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Maroon 5 – “Sugar”

Best Rock Video
Hozier, “Take Me To Church”
Fall Out Boy, “Uma Thurman”
Florence + The Machine, “Ship To Wreck”
Walk The Moon, “Shut Up and Dance”
Arctic Monkeys, “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”

Best Female Performance
Beyonce, “7/11″
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”
Sia, “Elastic Heart”
Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”

Best Male Performance
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
The Weeknd, “Earned It”
Nick Jonas, “Chains”

Artist To Watch
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Vance Joy, “Riptide”
George Ezra, “Budapest”
James Bay, “Hold Back The River”
FKA Twigs, “Pendulum”

Best Art Direction
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante)
Snoop Dogg, “So Many Pros” (Jason Fijal)
Jack White, “Would You Fight For My Love” (Jeff Peterson)
The Chemical Brothers, “Go” (Michel Gondry)
Skrillex & Diplo, “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Best Choreography
Beyoncé, “7/11″ (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)
OK Go, “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)
Chet Faker, “Gold” (Ryan Heffington)
Ed Sheeran, “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs)
Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me” (Keone and Mari Madrid)

Best Cinematography
Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple)
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl)
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst)
FKA Twigs, “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown)
Alt-J, “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson)

Best Direction
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn)
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” (Cameron Duddy)
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)
Hozier, “Take Me To Church” (Brendan Canty, Conal Thomson)
Childish Gambino, “Sober” (Hiro Murai)

Best Editing
Beyoncé, “7/11″ (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)
Ed Sheeran, “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London)
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)
A$AP Rocky, “L$D” (Dexter Navy)
Skrillex & Diplo, “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Best Visual Effects
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios)
FKA Twigs, “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
Childish Gambino, “Telegraph Ave.” (Gloria FX)
Skrillex & Diplo, “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)
Tyler, The Creator, “F****** Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)

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